Biochemical markers (without markers of infection) of the risk of preterm delivery. Implications for clinical practice.

@article{Goffinet2001BiochemicalM,
  title={Biochemical markers (without markers of infection) of the risk of preterm delivery. Implications for clinical practice.},
  author={F. Goffinet and Françoise Maillard and Yvonne Fulla and Dominique Cabrol},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={59-68}
}
BACKGROUND New biochemical markers for the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (SPB) give a more precise and earlier diagnosis than the usual ones. We reviewed the data about the principal markers. RESULTS Using studies with good methodology and a large number of subjects, we observe that the predictive value of these new markers is somewhat higher than those of the usual markers. Fetal fibro-nectin (FNf) and cervical ultrasound undeniably improve the identification of patients at risk of… CONTINUE READING